Microsoft Surface

I couldn’t have possibly said this better than Marco Arment did. I went to the Microsoft Store that just opened up and had a very similar experience myself the employees were so eager to show off the device that they could barely answer a simple question without demoing another, unrelated feature.


Letterpress, made by Loren Brichter, of Atebits, maker of Tweetie. That alone should be enough reason for you to go out and get Letterpress, but if you need more convincing, it is free and it gives Game Center a reason to exist. There is no reason why you shouldn’t try it.

iPad mini

Apple announced the iPad mini today, as I’m sure you are aware. Pricing starts at $329 for a 16 WiFi-only model. I’m not getting one… yet, and here is why: It does not have a Retina Display. This is likely due to the higher amount of electrical power and processing power needed to drive a […]

Tweetbot for Mac

Tweetbot for Mac is here. Get it while you still can because once Twitter’s access tokens are used up, there will not be any more for new users.

iPad Mini Release Speculation

Apple has announced that it will hold an iPad Mini press conference on October 23rd. What hasn’t been confirmed is when the device may be made available for purchase. Apple tends to release products on Fridays following an announcement, in this case, the 2nd of November seems like the most likely date considering that the […]

The Magazine

Matthew Panzarino writing for The Next Web: I write between 5 and 9 articles a day on average, and many of them have a half-life of a few hours unless someone goes searching for a very specific topic at some point in the future. This highlights my big takeaway from The Magazine–every article is going […]

Thoughts on the iPhone 5

First, this is not a review. If you want to read some 2,000 words, I would direct you to The Verge’s review. They have spent far more time than I have with the device and took several more pictures. I, on the other hand, am simply sharing some simple observations based on my use of […]

Hello Lumia 900: On the iPod touch and Shades of Blue

As I am sure you are aware, today Apple announced a new iPhone, some iPods, and a few other nice things. Instead of reminding you about all these great new things, I wanted to point out to you something Alex Arena and I discussed on the first episode of A Good Gadget Show. We noticed […]

New Code for Beyond The Code

Welcome to the new Beyond The Code. I have been working hard on a new design for the site recently and today you can see the completely rewritten design. However, the changes go much deeper than the design of the site. Beyond The Code now runs on WordPress instead of Tumblr, marking the fourth time […]

Less is More

Nilay Patel’s tweet sums this up nicely. Motorola should have announced one phone instead of three that consumers will inevitably be confused by. There is a reason Apple is only going to be introducing one new iPhone and not three separate phones. Motorola just announced three phones when they should have announced one.